Lauren Kirshner

Lauren Kirshner

Lauren Kirshner is a writer, arts educator, and assistant professor of English at Ryerson University. Her novel, Where We Have to Go, was a finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award. She is also the founding creative director of Sister Writes, a creative writing and publishing program for women in Toronto.

Community Approaches

Loft 1, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

This panel includes presentations that document and celebrate the diverse communities that enrich and inform creative writing pedagogy. Moderated by Darryl Whetter.

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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What Can Creative Writing Instructors Learn from Community Writing Group Facilitators?

Market Tent C

Community-based creative writing groups create safer spaces for people who are under-represented in the English literary canon to craft and share their stories, poems, and other genres of writing. What can creative writing instructors learn from long-time community writing group facilitators? In today’s increasingly divided society, can our writing pedagogies be informed by the inclusive, […]

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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